Re: Overuse of "It"

Subject: Re: Overuse of "It"
From: Jean Hollis Weber <jean05 -at- jeanweber -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 19:44:35 +1000

Karen wrote:
> I'm looking on the web for good examples for avoiding the usage
> of this pronoun; however, finding hits on wordiness and overuse
> of it can confuse the search engines.
>
> Does anyone have any good links for me to distribute to my
> scientific co-workers?

I highly recommend John A. Brogan's "Clear Technical Writing"
(McGraw-Hill, 1973, ISBN 0070079749), an excellent resource. If
you don't collapse from shock at the "List Price" on Amazon,
you'll find several used copies are available at a reasonable price.

I have a summary of sample sentence structures to replace "it
is", "there is" and similar structures on this page:
http://jeanweber.com/howto/stressing.htm

Good luck! -- Jean
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